Day 2 – Sunday July 5th
After yesterday with 4th of July fireworks and fun …. I wanted to sleep in, but my dogs had another idea. I was jolted from a peaceful sleep at 6:15ish to my Mastiff, Gus barking, which is a rarity, so always cause for me to take a look. I just wanted to sleep to 7am <whine>. I normally get up at 5-5:30 each morning to get things done before my daughter (4 years old) wakes up. So what was Gus and my pain-in-the-butt-bark-at-her-own-shadown Boston Mastiff, Dizzy, barking at? My husband fixing the power washer outside. Sunday morning peace shattered. . . well at least coffee was ready and I half-asleep got a cup and settled in with George (my Hansen mS).
I finished the second bobbin (1st bobbin was done pre-tour) of my Jacob, bamboo, nylon, Angelina blend. I will ply it tomorrow.
Day 3 – Monday July 6th
Wow, that did seem to take forever! Of course other chores were also on the agenda this morning, so it really only took a total of about 2.5 hours. I will skein it tonight or tomorrow as more store and farm chores, among other things need my attention.
I plan to break it into 3 equal skeins after it soaks since it is 12 oz total for easier sell. Currently before soaking and the possible poof that Jacob is know for, it is about 24-26 WPI which is a fingering weight.
I am done for the day and am just finishing up this post (after dinner) and before heading into the living room for some family time.
What’s on the agenda tomorrow?
1 – Skein up my Jacob blend and put in the soak.
2 – Soak my All Colors™ TnT
3 – Start spinning this Icelandic Wool. This will be spun as a single in the “Lopi” style that Icelandic is so famous for. It is a combination of the thel and tog spun together. It is washed and then carded all together on the drum carder. I took it off the drum carder in fat rolags. This will be spun on my Ashford Joy wheel because I find it easier to do a single on that wheel more so than any other of my wheels. It will be a thick yarn – worsted to aran weight of about 12 WPI. I will be publishing a post on Icelandic wool in the next week and all the different ways and techniques (with pics) that can be done to this very versatile wool.
4 – Make some fun funky super fat coiled art yarn from this pile. It will be a corespun yarn, coiled on itself and then wrapped with silk hankies. I will be videotaping part of the spin for you all to watch as well. The silk hankies looked a little washed out in the pic, but they are the same colorway as the top on the left. I will be doing this on my Hansen mS.
I will switch between the 2 yarns so that I don’t get bored 🙂